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Old 03-05-2004, 12:49 AM   #1
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finding gateway address on eth0


alert...

I tried using the command "more /etc/sysconfig/network" to find the gateway address that is assigned to my nic, but that doesn't seem to work consistently across systems. Some have it configured, some don't... Anyway, i really need to figure out the gateway address bound to my NIC, and I'm really tired of searching online, so I thought I would sign up here and just ask.

I'm a Linux n00b, and a formerly devoted Microsoft fan that is trying to give something new a shot (again). I've tried various distros off and on the last few years, and I just came to the conclusion that Linux hates me. I can set up and secure an Active Directory domain with no problem, but I have trouble even changing the screen resolution in Linux...
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:15 AM   #2
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TraceRoute should do the trick ... SystemTools > Traceroute
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:24 AM   #3
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cant you find the gateway in sbin/ifconfig ?

not t my box at the mo, so not 100%
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:27 AM   #4
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TraceRoute should do the trick ... SystemTools > Traceroute
Thanks for the reply, but it's not quite what I'm looking for... I actually need a user that is logging onto a machine via telnet to find the gateway address via the command line. It's part of a lab assignment that I'm having to prove out myself before I can assign it to the students. Any ideas?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:28 AM   #5
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cant you find the gateway in sbin/ifconfig ?

not t my box at the mo, so not 100%
I tried an "ifconfig eth0" command, but I didn't see anything listed there. That was my first instinct, being used to "ipconfig /all" on 2K/XP...
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:32 AM   #6
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try "/sbin/route"
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:47 AM   #7
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to change resolution simply type
xf86config
if your using xfree86 for the GUI (most popualr choice in linux)

screen resolution change is no fun, actualy for me i have to tell it what resolution to use if i want to start up the GUI

and if what your not looking for is not in "route", then i fear you may never find it
 
Old 03-05-2004, 02:05 AM   #8
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to change resolution simply type
xf86config
if your using xfree86 for the GUI (most popualr choice in linux)

screen resolution change is no fun, actualy for me i have to tell it what resolution to use if i want to start up the GUI

and if what your not looking for is not in "route", then i fear you may never find it
Awesome! You guys rock. That did just what I needed! I'll try tackling screen resolution at a later date. I managed to get it set to what I needed to during setup, so I'm happy for now.

Thanks for the warm welcome! You may see me here often... If I can be converted to a Linux user, there is hope for anyone.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 02:07 AM   #9
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Another quick question without starting a new thread... Why isn't /sbin in the path variable by default? It seems like you want easy access to all of those utilities just anytime without having to type in a path... I know that you can add it, but there are so many thing that I don't understand why they are done the way they are...

edit: and why are some things in /usr/sbin instead? I mean, what makes route go in /sbin while traceroute goes in /usr/sbin?

Last edited by MHouse; 03-05-2004 at 02:11 AM.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 06:35 AM   #10
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ok / is only on 1 partion (the root partion), and linux only mounts the root partion, meaning that programs on other partions wont work, so by default the / partion has everything a working distro needs to boot and mount and handle simple system tasks that may be required at boot time, however sence some people like to spilt program up, the /usr directory comes in handy, its basicly a copy of the / partion , only its in a difrent directory to organize needed, from not so needed, /usr/local is the same, this one is use for most user installed program to help keep the system clean

/sbin is like / bin only by default its supoed to be restricted so only super users can use the program in /sbin

if /sbin aint in your path then is say add it, not like you can use it anyways (unless your a super user), reasons why it might not be in the path by default : the distro is trying to be idiot resistant
 
  


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